Pop Quiz: Creating a Deployment Image in Windows 7
Applies to the "Designing a Standard Image" objective of Exam 70-686: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator.
Q: A company's Windows 7 deployment team has built a reference desktop computer and needs to capture the installation and create a deployable image. Which tool can the deployment team use to capture the installation?
Answer and explanation is below.
Answer is D: ImageX is a command-line tool that can be used to capture a Windows 7 installation from a reference computer, and that image can be deployed. ImageX /capture is used to capture a volume image to a new .wim file.
Quick Tip: ImageX can only be used to apply full versions of the operating system and software applications.
Bonus Question: Microsoft allows IT teams to deploy customized and branded copies of Internet Explorer--which tool can be used? (Tweet your answer with #pop686b and get a chance to win a rare MCPmag.com baseball cap! Deadline for entries is Monday, Dec. 10.)
Answer to bonus question from last time: ImageX is a Windows 7 deployment tool that can be used to capture, service, modify, and update images. It can be downloaded for free from the Microsoft Download center along with the Windows AIK (Automated Installation Kit).
Andy Barkl, CCNP, CCDP, CISSP, MCT, MVP, MCDST, MCSE: Security, MCSA: Security, MCSA: Messaging A+, CTT+, i-Net+, Network+, Security+, Server+, CNA, has over 20 years of experience in the IT field. He's the owner of MCT & Associates LLC, a technical training and consulting firm in Phoenix, Arizona. He enjoys dividing his time between teaching in the classroom, writing from his office and consulting on Cisco and Windows deployments. He's also the online editor for MCPMag.com, TCPMag.com, CertCities.com, and a contributing author and editor for Sybex and Cisco Press. He hosts a multitude of exam preparation chats monthly on MCPmag.com and CertCities.com.